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LZC Communiqué #2 (FA17) | The University You Want Begins Where You Stand

A new academic year is upon us and with it a new set of problems. We are entering the second year of the Trump administration, an administration that rescued the latent white-supremacist rhetoric that long existed in our society. Trump’s political climate has affected our university in particular ways by dangerously making neo-fascism appear “cool”…

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Third World Archives Solidarity Project

Welcome to the Third World Archives Solidarity Project. We are a project of the UC San Diego Lumumba Zapata Collective and trace our existence to a long-standing tradition of Third World solidarity among academics who seek to make a better world.* There are thousands of autonomously run archives located throughout the Global South, mostly run…

2016-17 End of the Year Communiqué from UCSD Lumumba Zapata Collective

As we wrap up academic year 2016-17, we are happy to share the Lumumba Zapata Collective’s end of the year assessment of the current state of affairs at UCSD.  In this assessment we inform you of struggles both past and upcoming for next academic year. We give this brief summary and urge you to talk…

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The Lumumba Zapata Collective Will Keep Our Name

“We need solidarity more than ever, recognizing that all solidarities are imperfect, often fragile, temporary, and always forged in struggle and sustained through hard work. In our state of emergency, political disagreements, slights, misunderstandings, and microaggressions should not prohibit us from fighting for people’s rights, privileges, and lives.” Robin D.G. Kelley, 2016 [1] This communiqué…

Principles and Points of Unity

We are the Lumumba Zapata Collective, an intersectional (multiracial, multigendered, multiabled) coalition of faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students at the University of California San Diego who have coalesced around the struggle for a truly public university that centers social justice, both in pedagogy and practice. We trace our genealogy to the 1968 UCSD Third…